Top Post for 2021

Thank you for following my blog!

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At the close of 2021 I want to thank you for following BeYeGlad! I appreciate each one of you. Thank you for every comment and every “like.” Before revealing the 2021 Top Post this is my 2022 prayer for you: Continue reading “Top Post for 2021”

The Source | by James A. Michener

A Book Review

The Source is a fictional story about the town of Makor, in northeast Israel. This account begins in 1963 at an archeological dig, which unearths fifteen artifacts from different time periods.

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I’m a Broken Vessel

My memory is bad but I’m so glad!

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Something beautiful has happened in my life. On this blog I have written about my memory and the concern that this would have a negative effect on leading a Bible study. After praying gobs about it I concluded God would use me in spite of it. Nothing is too difficult for God.  

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My Conviction on Marriage

I have decided to follow Jesus and speak up!

I have a sincere conviction that marriage is a covenant agreement between a man and a woman. This conviction is based on the Bible. I believe the Bible is God’s inspired, infallible and authoritative Word.

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A Broken Window

When it was my turn I didn’t aim high enough

When the weather got warm the kids in my neighborhood used to play Ante Over. We would say “Annie-Annie Over” then throw a ball over the house. We used different balls but found a baseball worked the best because throwing over the house was quite a ways over.

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God So Loved the World

A Beautiful Song!

God So Loved the World.
God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoso believeth, believeth in Him
should not perish, should not perish
but have everlasting life.

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Joe Biden | God’s Man for Our Times

Moving forward no matter what

As a Christian, how can I say President Joe Biden is God’s man for our times? Especially after Biden just lifted the transgender military ban. Am I deluded? Would you believe God showed me this while I was reading the Bible and praying?

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What is happening to the U.S.A.?

America in decline

When the mob descended on the U.S. capitol this week did you wonder what was happening to America? Maybe you have been thinking about this long before Trump-supporters occupied Congress. I know I have.

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Untouched Hearts

More Sundays when I was a kid

On Sundays when I was kid, I would dress up in my Sunday best, go to church, sing praises to God, hear a great sermon and go home to a big Sunday dinner. When I grew up I continued the same practice. Plus I read the Bible, attended Bible study and sang in the choir.

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More Sundays When I Was a Kid

Rethinking what Sundays are all about

I was age 9 before I gave much thought to how my family observed Sundays. My mom and I were looking at her flower garden. I noticed our neighbor was doing more than looking at his flowers. He was gardening! This surprised me. I figured everyone observed Sundays the way we did. So I asked mom why our neighbor was doing yard work on a Sunday. She graciously said,

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Sundays When I Was a Kid

A look into my world

Sunday dinner at Grandma’s was a special time

I figure I have gone to church 4,000 times in my life. Give or take a few. 😊 When I was a kid Sundays were a day of worship and family. My church had both morning and evening services. Most people attended both, only missing when ill or out of town.  

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What Makes a Christian?

The theology behind salvation

How do people become Christians? Is it a decision for Christ? A belief in Jesus? Repentance of sin? Heaven forbid! It is not. It is 100% the work of God through Christ.

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Explaining the Unexplainable

What I learned about God from my dog

Our dog Bean loves stuffed animals. When he gets a new one, he trots around with it in his mouth so happy. But what he loves most is shredding them! We are amazed if a stuffy lasts 2-3 days. Most stuffies last only a few hours. When this happens we have to take his plaything away or he eats the cotton insides.

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I Can’t but Jesus Can!

How to keep paying the price of discipleship

Do your pastor’s sermons inspire you to live for Jesus? This past week my pastor did just that. The scripture was from Mark 9:14-29. This is the story about the epileptic son that the disciples could not heal.

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What Makes a Person a Christian?

How the Bible answers this question

If asked, people will give different answers to the question, “What makes a person a Christian?” Let’s skip people’s opinions and go straight to the Bible. How does the Bible answer this question?

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Which Side is God on?

Opinion: 2020 Election

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It’s election time again! If you are from the U.S. it is time to choose a President. Not many people are blasé about this election. Everyone has an opinion in today’s political climate including me.

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What Keeps You Going?

So you will end well

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Calm before the storm

What if you knew God’s will for you was three challenging years of ministry followed by death. How would you endure? How did Jesus endure? What kept Him going?

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When Did We Start Forgetting God?

American evangelicalism today | A book review

When did we start forgetting God

American evangelicalism is in crisis, writes Mark Galli, former editor and chief of Christianity Today. Beginning as the Great Awakening in the 1730s and 1740s, with George Whitefield Continue reading “When Did We Start Forgetting God?”